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    The Week in Pictures: Animals August 10 – August 30 2013. Part 1


    Seehund [Bruno] looks out of his transport box before making his way to the water on the beach of the island of Juist, Germany on August 14, 2013. Four young seals were released after six weeks of recovery at a rescue station in Norden-Norddeich. (Photo by Carmen Jaspersen/AFP Photo/DPA)


    Seehund [Bruno] looks out of his transport box before making his way to the water on the beach of the island of Juist, Germany on August 14, 2013. Four young seals were released after six weeks of recovery at a rescue station in Norden-Norddeich. (Photo by Carmen Jaspersen/AFP Photo/DPA)




    Three minipigs play in their enclosure at the Zoo in Hanover, central Germany, on August 13, 2013. Minipig mother Marianne gave birth to ten baby minipigs on July 20, 2013 at the Zoo. (Photo by Jochen Lübke/AFP Photo/DPA)


    Three minipigs play in their enclosure at the Zoo in Hanover, central Germany, on August 13, 2013. Minipig mother Marianne gave birth to ten baby minipigs on July 20, 2013 at the Zoo. (Photo by Jochen Lübke/AFP Photo/DPA)




    A zoo keeper holds a howler monkey baby during a press presentation in the zoo of Szeged, Hungary, on August 14, 2013. The monkey, born on July 20, is nursed by the zoo keeper as its mother does not feed it. (Photo by Csaba Segesvari/AFP Photo)


    A Zoo keeper holds a howler monkey baby during a press presentation in the Zoo of Szeged, Hungary, on August 14, 2013. The monkey, born on July 20, is nursed by the Zoo keeper as its mother does not feed it. (Photo by Csaba Segesvari/AFP Photo)




    Crystal Palace's mascot, a white headed eagle, lands before the start of the English Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park in London, on August 18, 2013. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)


    Crystal Palace's mascot, a white headed eagle, lands before the start of the English Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park in London, on August 18, 2013. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)




    A zoo keeper weighs a waxy monkey frog during the annual weigh-in at London Zoo, London, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, where creatures are weighed and measured for their measurements to be recorded into the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS). The frog weighted in at 40g. (Photo by Sang Tan/AP Photo)


    A Zoo keeper weighs a waxy monkey frog during the annual weigh-in at London Zoo, London, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, where creatures are weighed and measured for their measurements to be recorded into the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS). The frog weighted in at 40g. (Photo by Sang Tan/AP Photo)




    A beluga whale sprays water onto visitors at a summer attraction to cool down at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on August 29, 2013. Tokyo metropolitan's temperature climbed over 30 degree Celsius on August 29 following a heatwave in the area. (Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP Photo)


    A beluga whale sprays water onto visitors at a summer attraction to cool down at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on August 29, 2013. Tokyo metropolitan's temperature climbed over 30 degree Celsius on August 29 following a heatwave in the area. (Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP Photo)




    This recent undated handout photograph released by the Taipei City Zoo on August 16, 2013 shows giant panda Yuan Yuan sleeping next to her baby panda at the Taipei City Zoo. Taiwan's first new-born panda stayed overnight for the first time with her doting mother, zoo-keepers said on August 15, following a heartwarming reunion that took place in the international limelight. (Photo by AFP Photo/Taipei City Zoo)


    This recent undated handout photograph released by the Taipei City Zoo on August 16, 2013 shows giant panda Yuan Yuan sleeping next to her baby panda at the Taipei City Zoo. Taiwan's first new-born panda stayed overnight for the first time with her doting mother, zoo-keepers said on August 15, following a heartwarming reunion that took place in the international limelight. (Photo by AFP Photo/Taipei City Zoo)




    A horned owl winks at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on August 14, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


    A horned owl winks at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on August 14, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)




    Steve Westnedge plays his saxophone for a Leopard Seal known as [Casey] as part of a study on the animal's reactions to different sounds at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, on August 19, 2013. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


    Steve Westnedge plays his saxophone for a Leopard Seal known as [Casey] as part of a study on the animal's reactions to different sounds at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, on August 19, 2013. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)




    A lizard showing off his dance moves is captured by Woe Hendrick Husin in Surabaya, Indonesia, on August 20, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)


    A lizard showing off his dance moves is captured by Woe Hendrick Husin in Surabaya, Indonesia, on August 20, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)




    Three Bengal tiger cubs play with a camera at Taman Safari Indonesia in Pasuruan, East Java province August 29, 2013. The zookeepers have to feed the three female cubs, born on July 5, 2013, as their mother has stopped giving them milk, reported local media.(Photo by Sigit Pamungkas/Reuters)


    Three Bengal tiger cubs play with a camera at Taman Safari Indonesia in Pasuruan, East Java province August 29, 2013. The zookeepers have to feed the three female cubs, born on July 5, 2013, as their mother has stopped giving them milk, reported local media.(Photo by Sigit Pamungkas/Reuters)




    A panicked penguin narrowly escapes the gaping jaws of a hungry seal on Cuverville Island, Antarctica, on August 20, 2013. (Photo by Ben Cranke/Solent)


    A panicked penguin narrowly escapes the gaping jaws of a hungry seal on Cuverville Island, Antarctica, on August 20, 2013. (Photo by Ben Cranke/Solent)




    An [Olinguito] (Bassaricyon neblina), described as the first carnivore species to be discovered in the American continents in 35 years, is pictured in a cloud forest in South America, in this photograph released on August 15, 2013. The Smithsonian Institution said on Thursday the new species had been mistaken for similar mammals in the Procyonidae family, which includes raccoons, for decades, and that a team of Smithsonian scientists identified it from overlooked museum specimens and trips to Ecuador. (Photo by Mark Gurney/Reuters/Smithsonian Institution)


    An [Olinguito] (Bassaricyon neblina), described as the first carnivore species to be discovered in the American continents in 35 years, is pictured in a cloud forest in South America, in this photograph released on August 15, 2013. The Smithsonian Institution said on Thursday the new species had been mistaken for similar mammals in the Procyonidae family, which includes raccoons, for decades, and that a team of Smithsonian scientists identified it from overlooked museum specimens and trips to Ecuador. (Photo by Mark Gurney/Reuters/Smithsonian Institution)




    Wolodja, a young male polar bear plays in its enclosure at the animal park in Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Germany, Friday, August 23, 2013. The two-year-old male bear was born on November 27, 2011 in Moscow and arrived in Berlin on August 9, 2013. In Berlin, Wolodja is meant to be a mate for female polar bear Tonja. (Photo by Susanne Petersohn/AP Photo/DPA)


    Wolodja, a young male polar bear plays in its enclosure at the animal park in Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Germany, Friday, August 23, 2013. The two-year-old male bear was born on November 27, 2011 in Moscow and arrived in Berlin on August 9, 2013. In Berlin, Wolodja is meant to be a mate for female polar bear Tonja. (Photo by Susanne Petersohn/AP Photo/DPA)




    Houston Rockets basketball player Jeremy Lin (2nd R) holds a giant panda at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province August 29, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


    Houston Rockets basketball player Jeremy Lin (2nd R) holds a giant panda at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province August 29, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




    An Eastern black rhinoceros calf and his mother, Kapuki, are seen at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois in this handout photo taken August 28, 2013. The calf was born on August 26 and weighed 60 lbs (27.21 kgs) at birth. The Eastern black rhinoceros calf, a critically endangered species, was the first to be born in 24 years, officials said on Thursday. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg/Reuters/The Linc oln Park Zoo)


    An Eastern black rhinoceros calf and his mother, Kapuki, are seen at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois in this handout photo taken August 28, 2013. The calf was born on August 26 and weighed 60 lbs (27.21 kgs) at birth. The Eastern black rhinoceros calf, a critically endangered species, was the first to be born in 24 years, officials said on Thursday. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg/Reuters/The Linc oln Park Zoo)




    Vadim Veligurov, 12, walks with Abi, a wild sparrow, near his grandmother's house in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on August 26, 2013. In June, the boy found the lost female baby bird and it didn't fly away so he kept the bird. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


    Vadim Veligurov, 12, walks with Abi, a wild sparrow, near his grandmother's house in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on August 26, 2013. In June, the boy found the lost female baby bird and it didn't fly away so he kept the bird. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)




    An orangutan covers itself with a blanket during winter time at Rio de Janeiro Zoo in Brazil on August 22, 2013. (Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP Photo)


    An orangutan covers itself with a blanket during winter time at Rio de Janeiro Zoo in Brazil on August 22, 2013. (Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP Photo)




    A dog competes in the Kennel Club International Agility Festival at Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, England, on August 11, 2013. The festival is one of the world's largest and most popular dog agility events, attracting thousands of competitors from throughout the United Kingdom and across the world. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA)


    A dog competes in the Kennel Club International Agility Festival at Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, England, on August 11, 2013. The festival is one of the world's largest and most popular dog agility events, attracting thousands of competitors from throughout the United Kingdom and across the world. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA)




    A warbler is weighed at a ringing hut on a private reserve in East Sussex on August 21, 2013 in Rye, United Kingdom. The BTO are currently in the process of recording migrating hirundines and other birds at the reserve. Hirundines comprise of Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows, all of which roost in high numbers on the reserve over summer before continuing their migratory route back to Africa. The reserve is close to the East Sussex coast, and forms an ideal habitat for many resident and migratory birds, comprising of low lying reedbeds and marshy peat bog. The site is one of the worlds largest ringing stations, and with the help of BTO staff, trained ringers and volunteers as many as 1000 hirundines can be ringed in one evening at this time of year. Many other birds are also ringed including Nightjar, Grasshopper Warbler and Sparrowhawk. Volunteers capture the birds using long mist nets which are erected and run through the reedbeds before the birds come in to roost every evening. The birds details are then recorded before being released the following morning to contiinue it's journey. The Information gathered including age, weight and sex allows the BTO to monitor long-term population and global migration patterns which is important for conservation. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


    A warbler is weighed at a ringing hut on a private reserve in East Sussex on August 21, 2013 in Rye, United Kingdom. The BTO are currently in the process of recording migrating hirundines and other birds at the reserve. Hirundines comprise of Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows, all of which roost in high numbers on the reserve over summer before continuing their migratory route back to Africa. The reserve is close to the East Sussex coast, and forms an ideal habitat for many resident and migratory birds, comprising of low lying reedbeds and marshy peat bog. The site is one of the worlds largest ringing stations, and with the help of BTO staff, trained ringers and volunteers as many as 1000 hirundines can be ringed in one evening at this time of year. Many other birds are also ringed including Nightjar, Grasshopper Warbler and Sparrowhawk. Volunteers capture the birds using long mist nets which are erected and run through the reedbeds before the birds come in to roost every evening. The birds details are then recorded before being released the following morning to contiinue it's journey. The Information gathered including age, weight and sex allows the BTO to monitor long-term population and global migration patterns which is important for conservation. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)




    Workers milk a camel at an enclosure at the Beder Milk and Meat Production Farm Company premises on the outskirts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, on August 29, 2013. (Photo by Feisal Omar/Reuters)


    Workers milk a camel at an enclosure at the Beder Milk and Meat Production Farm Company premises on the outskirts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, on August 29, 2013. (Photo by Feisal Omar/Reuters)




    Lindy, an ocelot kitten, leaves her nesting box for the first time on August 14, 2013. Lindy, born June 26, and her parents are part of the Species Survival Plan to assist a decreasing ocelot population. (Photo by The Dallas Zoo via AP Photo)


    Lindy, an ocelot kitten, leaves her nesting box for the first time on August 14, 2013. Lindy, born June 26, and her parents are part of the Species Survival Plan to assist a decreasing ocelot population. (Photo by The Dallas Zoo via AP Photo)




    Chickens perch on the roof of a hennery to escape rising floodwaters after Typhoon Utor hit Maoming, Guangzhou province, on August 15, 2013. Over 158,000 people were relocated in southern China ahead of the typhoon's arrival. (Photo by Reuters)


    Chickens perch on the roof of a hennery to escape rising floodwaters after Typhoon Utor hit Maoming, Guangzhou province, on August 15, 2013. Over 158,000 people were relocated in southern China ahead of the typhoon's arrival. (Photo by Reuters)




    A man walks past an empty shop, which has been covered with artwork to make it look more appealing, in the village of Bushmills on the Causeway Coast August 19, 2013. One of the homes of Irish whiskey has taken a scheme developed in Northern Ireland of erecting fake shop fronts where derelict buildings lie and has truly run with it in a bid to woo tourists. Bushmills, best known as the village where the whiskey of the same name was distilled for the first time 400 years ago, is now also becoming recognisable for the artwork and graphics that brighten up shop fronts left empty during the economic downturn. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)


    A man walks past an empty shop, which has been covered with artwork to make it look more appealing, in the village of Bushmills on the Causeway Coast August 19, 2013. One of the homes of Irish whiskey has taken a scheme developed in Northern Ireland of erecting fake shop fronts where derelict buildings lie and has truly run with it in a bid to woo tourists. Bushmills, best known as the village where the whiskey of the same name was distilled for the first time 400 years ago, is now also becoming recognisable for the artwork and graphics that brighten up shop fronts left empty during the economic downturn. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)




    An extremely rare, two-toned, half-orange, half-brown lobster caught off the coast of Maine is pictured in this undated handout photo. The lobster was caught by Jeff Edwards, a lobsterman from Owl's Head, Maine. Scientists say the chances of such a mutation occurring are approximately 1-in-50 million. (Photo by Elsie Mason/Ship to Shore Lobster Co.)


    An extremely rare, two-toned, half-orange, half-brown lobster caught off the coast of Maine is pictured in this undated handout photo. The lobster was caught by Jeff Edwards, a lobsterman from Owl's Head, Maine. Scientists say the chances of such a mutation occurring are approximately 1-in-50 million. (Photo by Elsie Mason/Ship to Shore Lobster Co.)


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The Week in Pictures: Animals August 10 – August 30 2013. Part 1


Seehund [Bruno] looks out of his transport box before making his way to the water on the beach of the island of Juist, Germany on August 14, 2013. Four young seals were released after six weeks of recovery at a rescue station in Norden-Norddeich. (Photo by Carmen Jaspersen/AFP Photo/DPA)


Seehund [Bruno] looks out of his transport box before making his way to the water on the beach of the island of Juist, Germany on August 14, 2013. Four young seals were released after six weeks of recovery at a rescue station in Norden-Norddeich. (Photo by Carmen Jaspersen/AFP Photo/DPA)




Three minipigs play in their enclosure at the Zoo in Hanover, central Germany, on August 13, 2013. Minipig mother Marianne gave birth to ten baby minipigs on July 20, 2013 at the Zoo. (Photo by Jochen Lübke/AFP Photo/DPA)


Three minipigs play in their enclosure at the Zoo in Hanover, central Germany, on August 13, 2013. Minipig mother Marianne gave birth to ten baby minipigs on July 20, 2013 at the Zoo. (Photo by Jochen Lübke/AFP Photo/DPA)




A zoo keeper holds a howler monkey baby during a press presentation in the zoo of Szeged, Hungary, on August 14, 2013. The monkey, born on July 20, is nursed by the zoo keeper as its mother does not feed it. (Photo by Csaba Segesvari/AFP Photo)


A Zoo keeper holds a howler monkey baby during a press presentation in the Zoo of Szeged, Hungary, on August 14, 2013. The monkey, born on July 20, is nursed by the Zoo keeper as its mother does not feed it. (Photo by Csaba Segesvari/AFP Photo)




Crystal Palace's mascot, a white headed eagle, lands before the start of the English Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park in London, on August 18, 2013. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)


Crystal Palace's mascot, a white headed eagle, lands before the start of the English Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park in London, on August 18, 2013. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)




A zoo keeper weighs a waxy monkey frog during the annual weigh-in at London Zoo, London, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, where creatures are weighed and measured for their measurements to be recorded into the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS). The frog weighted in at 40g. (Photo by Sang Tan/AP Photo)


A Zoo keeper weighs a waxy monkey frog during the annual weigh-in at London Zoo, London, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, where creatures are weighed and measured for their measurements to be recorded into the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS). The frog weighted in at 40g. (Photo by Sang Tan/AP Photo)




A beluga whale sprays water onto visitors at a summer attraction to cool down at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on August 29, 2013. Tokyo metropolitan's temperature climbed over 30 degree Celsius on August 29 following a heatwave in the area. (Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP Photo)


A beluga whale sprays water onto visitors at a summer attraction to cool down at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on August 29, 2013. Tokyo metropolitan's temperature climbed over 30 degree Celsius on August 29 following a heatwave in the area. (Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP Photo)




This recent undated handout photograph released by the Taipei City Zoo on August 16, 2013 shows giant panda Yuan Yuan sleeping next to her baby panda at the Taipei City Zoo. Taiwan's first new-born panda stayed overnight for the first time with her doting mother, zoo-keepers said on August 15, following a heartwarming reunion that took place in the international limelight. (Photo by AFP Photo/Taipei City Zoo)


This recent undated handout photograph released by the Taipei City Zoo on August 16, 2013 shows giant panda Yuan Yuan sleeping next to her baby panda at the Taipei City Zoo. Taiwan's first new-born panda stayed overnight for the first time with her doting mother, zoo-keepers said on August 15, following a heartwarming reunion that took place in the international limelight. (Photo by AFP Photo/Taipei City Zoo)




A horned owl winks at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on August 14, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


A horned owl winks at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on August 14, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)




Steve Westnedge plays his saxophone for a Leopard Seal known as [Casey] as part of a study on the animal's reactions to different sounds at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, on August 19, 2013. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


Steve Westnedge plays his saxophone for a Leopard Seal known as [Casey] as part of a study on the animal's reactions to different sounds at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, on August 19, 2013. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)




A lizard showing off his dance moves is captured by Woe Hendrick Husin in Surabaya, Indonesia, on August 20, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)


A lizard showing off his dance moves is captured by Woe Hendrick Husin in Surabaya, Indonesia, on August 20, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)




Three Bengal tiger cubs play with a camera at Taman Safari Indonesia in Pasuruan, East Java province August 29, 2013. The zookeepers have to feed the three female cubs, born on July 5, 2013, as their mother has stopped giving them milk, reported local media.(Photo by Sigit Pamungkas/Reuters)


Three Bengal tiger cubs play with a camera at Taman Safari Indonesia in Pasuruan, East Java province August 29, 2013. The zookeepers have to feed the three female cubs, born on July 5, 2013, as their mother has stopped giving them milk, reported local media.(Photo by Sigit Pamungkas/Reuters)




A panicked penguin narrowly escapes the gaping jaws of a hungry seal on Cuverville Island, Antarctica, on August 20, 2013. (Photo by Ben Cranke/Solent)


A panicked penguin narrowly escapes the gaping jaws of a hungry seal on Cuverville Island, Antarctica, on August 20, 2013. (Photo by Ben Cranke/Solent)




An [Olinguito] (Bassaricyon neblina), described as the first carnivore species to be discovered in the American continents in 35 years, is pictured in a cloud forest in South America, in this photograph released on August 15, 2013. The Smithsonian Institution said on Thursday the new species had been mistaken for similar mammals in the Procyonidae family, which includes raccoons, for decades, and that a team of Smithsonian scientists identified it from overlooked museum specimens and trips to Ecuador. (Photo by Mark Gurney/Reuters/Smithsonian Institution)


An [Olinguito] (Bassaricyon neblina), described as the first carnivore species to be discovered in the American continents in 35 years, is pictured in a cloud forest in South America, in this photograph released on August 15, 2013. The Smithsonian Institution said on Thursday the new species had been mistaken for similar mammals in the Procyonidae family, which includes raccoons, for decades, and that a team of Smithsonian scientists identified it from overlooked museum specimens and trips to Ecuador. (Photo by Mark Gurney/Reuters/Smithsonian Institution)




Wolodja, a young male polar bear plays in its enclosure at the animal park in Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Germany, Friday, August 23, 2013. The two-year-old male bear was born on November 27, 2011 in Moscow and arrived in Berlin on August 9, 2013. In Berlin, Wolodja is meant to be a mate for female polar bear Tonja. (Photo by Susanne Petersohn/AP Photo/DPA)


Wolodja, a young male polar bear plays in its enclosure at the animal park in Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Germany, Friday, August 23, 2013. The two-year-old male bear was born on November 27, 2011 in Moscow and arrived in Berlin on August 9, 2013. In Berlin, Wolodja is meant to be a mate for female polar bear Tonja. (Photo by Susanne Petersohn/AP Photo/DPA)




Houston Rockets basketball player Jeremy Lin (2nd R) holds a giant panda at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province August 29, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


Houston Rockets basketball player Jeremy Lin (2nd R) holds a giant panda at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province August 29, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




An Eastern black rhinoceros calf and his mother, Kapuki, are seen at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois in this handout photo taken August 28, 2013. The calf was born on August 26 and weighed 60 lbs (27.21 kgs) at birth. The Eastern black rhinoceros calf, a critically endangered species, was the first to be born in 24 years, officials said on Thursday. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg/Reuters/The Linc oln Park Zoo)


An Eastern black rhinoceros calf and his mother, Kapuki, are seen at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois in this handout photo taken August 28, 2013. The calf was born on August 26 and weighed 60 lbs (27.21 kgs) at birth. The Eastern black rhinoceros calf, a critically endangered species, was the first to be born in 24 years, officials said on Thursday. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg/Reuters/The Linc oln Park Zoo)




Vadim Veligurov, 12, walks with Abi, a wild sparrow, near his grandmother's house in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on August 26, 2013. In June, the boy found the lost female baby bird and it didn't fly away so he kept the bird. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


Vadim Veligurov, 12, walks with Abi, a wild sparrow, near his grandmother's house in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on August 26, 2013. In June, the boy found the lost female baby bird and it didn't fly away so he kept the bird. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)




An orangutan covers itself with a blanket during winter time at Rio de Janeiro Zoo in Brazil on August 22, 2013. (Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP Photo)


An orangutan covers itself with a blanket during winter time at Rio de Janeiro Zoo in Brazil on August 22, 2013. (Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP Photo)




A dog competes in the Kennel Club International Agility Festival at Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, England, on August 11, 2013. The festival is one of the world's largest and most popular dog agility events, attracting thousands of competitors from throughout the United Kingdom and across the world. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA)


A dog competes in the Kennel Club International Agility Festival at Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, England, on August 11, 2013. The festival is one of the world's largest and most popular dog agility events, attracting thousands of competitors from throughout the United Kingdom and across the world. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA)




A warbler is weighed at a ringing hut on a private reserve in East Sussex on August 21, 2013 in Rye, United Kingdom. The BTO are currently in the process of recording migrating hirundines and other birds at the reserve. Hirundines comprise of Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows, all of which roost in high numbers on the reserve over summer before continuing their migratory route back to Africa. The reserve is close to the East Sussex coast, and forms an ideal habitat for many resident and migratory birds, comprising of low lying reedbeds and marshy peat bog. The site is one of the worlds largest ringing stations, and with the help of BTO staff, trained ringers and volunteers as many as 1000 hirundines can be ringed in one evening at this time of year. Many other birds are also ringed including Nightjar, Grasshopper Warbler and Sparrowhawk. Volunteers capture the birds using long mist nets which are erected and run through the reedbeds before the birds come in to roost every evening. The birds details are then recorded before being released the following morning to contiinue it's journey. The Information gathered including age, weight and sex allows the BTO to monitor long-term population and global migration patterns which is important for conservation. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


A warbler is weighed at a ringing hut on a private reserve in East Sussex on August 21, 2013 in Rye, United Kingdom. The BTO are currently in the process of recording migrating hirundines and other birds at the reserve. Hirundines comprise of Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows, all of which roost in high numbers on the reserve over summer before continuing their migratory route back to Africa. The reserve is close to the East Sussex coast, and forms an ideal habitat for many resident and migratory birds, comprising of low lying reedbeds and marshy peat bog. The site is one of the worlds largest ringing stations, and with the help of BTO staff, trained ringers and volunteers as many as 1000 hirundines can be ringed in one evening at this time of year. Many other birds are also ringed including Nightjar, Grasshopper Warbler and Sparrowhawk. Volunteers capture the birds using long mist nets which are erected and run through the reedbeds before the birds come in to roost every evening. The birds details are then recorded before being released the following morning to contiinue it's journey. The Information gathered including age, weight and sex allows the BTO to monitor long-term population and global migration patterns which is important for conservation. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)




Workers milk a camel at an enclosure at the Beder Milk and Meat Production Farm Company premises on the outskirts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, on August 29, 2013. (Photo by Feisal Omar/Reuters)


Workers milk a camel at an enclosure at the Beder Milk and Meat Production Farm Company premises on the outskirts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, on August 29, 2013. (Photo by Feisal Omar/Reuters)




Lindy, an ocelot kitten, leaves her nesting box for the first time on August 14, 2013. Lindy, born June 26, and her parents are part of the Species Survival Plan to assist a decreasing ocelot population. (Photo by The Dallas Zoo via AP Photo)


Lindy, an ocelot kitten, leaves her nesting box for the first time on August 14, 2013. Lindy, born June 26, and her parents are part of the Species Survival Plan to assist a decreasing ocelot population. (Photo by The Dallas Zoo via AP Photo)




Chickens perch on the roof of a hennery to escape rising floodwaters after Typhoon Utor hit Maoming, Guangzhou province, on August 15, 2013. Over 158,000 people were relocated in southern China ahead of the typhoon's arrival. (Photo by Reuters)


Chickens perch on the roof of a hennery to escape rising floodwaters after Typhoon Utor hit Maoming, Guangzhou province, on August 15, 2013. Over 158,000 people were relocated in southern China ahead of the typhoon's arrival. (Photo by Reuters)




A man walks past an empty shop, which has been covered with artwork to make it look more appealing, in the village of Bushmills on the Causeway Coast August 19, 2013. One of the homes of Irish whiskey has taken a scheme developed in Northern Ireland of erecting fake shop fronts where derelict buildings lie and has truly run with it in a bid to woo tourists. Bushmills, best known as the village where the whiskey of the same name was distilled for the first time 400 years ago, is now also becoming recognisable for the artwork and graphics that brighten up shop fronts left empty during the economic downturn. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)


A man walks past an empty shop, which has been covered with artwork to make it look more appealing, in the village of Bushmills on the Causeway Coast August 19, 2013. One of the homes of Irish whiskey has taken a scheme developed in Northern Ireland of erecting fake shop fronts where derelict buildings lie and has truly run with it in a bid to woo tourists. Bushmills, best known as the village where the whiskey of the same name was distilled for the first time 400 years ago, is now also becoming recognisable for the artwork and graphics that brighten up shop fronts left empty during the economic downturn. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)




An extremely rare, two-toned, half-orange, half-brown lobster caught off the coast of Maine is pictured in this undated handout photo. The lobster was caught by Jeff Edwards, a lobsterman from Owl's Head, Maine. Scientists say the chances of such a mutation occurring are approximately 1-in-50 million. (Photo by Elsie Mason/Ship to Shore Lobster Co.)


An extremely rare, two-toned, half-orange, half-brown lobster caught off the coast of Maine is pictured in this undated handout photo. The lobster was caught by Jeff Edwards, a lobsterman from Owl's Head, Maine. Scientists say the chances of such a mutation occurring are approximately 1-in-50 million. (Photo by Elsie Mason/Ship to Shore Lobster Co.)


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